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Revive your relationship

Revive your relationship

Addiction can take a toll on your love life, and the best way to fix that is restoring the bonds, one step at a time.

Wake up and say 'Hello'

Wake up and say 'Hello'

How one man’s journey to reclaim his Sunday mornings and define his relationship with alcohol is starting a revolution.

Ten tips for talking to kids about addiction

Ten tips for talking to kids about addiction

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and during 2015 the campaign is focusing on talking to youth about addiction. Here are some pointers to get the conversation started in your house:

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

The 2015 campaign will focus on early intervention and prevention of teen drinking.

Dealing with your child's addiction

Dealing with your child's addiction

One veteran parents shares her tips for surviving the tough times.

How to handle a loved one's treatment

How to handle a loved one's treatment

Going to rehab can be scary for the addict, but what about the people who are left behind?

Recognizing the signs of a loved one's relapse

Recognizing the signs of a loved one's relapse

How to cope - and help - when someone you love is on the brink.

Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising

How one man's passion for sports grew into a recovery network.

Go ahead, get angry

Go ahead, get angry

Acknowledging your emotions - even the ugly ones - is an important part of recovery.

What has recovery taught you?

What has recovery taught you?

Getting sober can be a prickly process. Here's what a few of Renew's regulars have learned along the way.

'All of a sudden I loved myself.'

'All of a sudden I loved myself.'

How Kay White learned that lesson and how she is helping other women do the same.


Latest News


Nicotine use promotes alcohol dependence

A new study shows a scientific link between alcohol cravings and nicotine.
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Vermont leads nation in fight against opiates

Despite its quaint and rural reputation, Vermont has been hard-hit by the opiate epidemic, with more Vermonters in recovery from heroin than alcohol. The...
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Study: Up to 30 percent of prescription pain killers are misused

A new study has found that between 20 and 30 percent of drugs prescribed to treat chronic pain are misused.
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Treatment Center


McLean Hospital opens treatment center in Maine

McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has officially opened the doors of McLean Borden Cottage, a residential substance...
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New online support group offered for Veterans, military personnel

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is launching a new online support meeting available for free to U.S. veterans and active military personnel everywhere.
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Florida 6k will fund addiction awareness

Heroes in Recovery, a movement celebrating the heroic efforts of those who seek addiction and mental health treatment, is hosting a family-friendly 6K...
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Celebrity Spotlight


Manziel leaves rehab in time for offseason workouts

Football star Johnny Manziel completed 10 weeks in rehab.
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Sum 41 frontman discusses the price of drinking

Another rocker is speaking out about his addiction and recovery, and being open about the painful toll the drinking has taken on his life.
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Jon Hamm leaves rehab

Jon Hamm, who is famous for playing the heavy-drinking Don Draper on AMC’s Mad Men, recently completed rehab from alcoholism.​
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Voices of Recovery


By Andrew Sullivan || I awake, carrying the same feelings into the conscious world with me. It takes me a moment to appreciate that the bright light shining through my window is reality, and that I had just woken up from another relapse dream.  Read More.... ..



Sobriety Junkie: My Hope for Her

Headshot_1By Greg Kayko || She's in high heels ... and a black skirt and a black and white check blazer and a white blouse.  I would guess her in her 40's or 50's at a glance, and, if it were any given weekday morning, I would have guessed her to be on her way in to work. But as I pass by and glance back in my rearview mirror, my somewhat rusty but never completely dormant alcoholic mind kicks in and clarifies everything. Read More.... ..

Confronting Cross-addiction

unnamedBy Lauren Stahl ||  My lack of acceptance of these problems led to me not accepting myself. And that led me to feeling hopeless, powerless, and unworthy. My addictions fed off of these bad feelings Read More.... ..

Overcoming the fear of Step 5


By Jim Jensen || I started thinking about actually sitting with someone I had never seen in my life and telling him all the things (well, almost all the things) I had done “wrong,” I got a little sick to my stomach.  Read More.... ..




Creating a life on purpose


By Margi Taber || Today I was reminded about turning our perspective into our reality. I had been reading a few Facebook postings from others, noting that they did not want to return to work following their long holiday break.  I remember those days so well; being unenthusiastic to embrace the reality of returning to work after a few days off – that is, until I didn’t have a job to return toRead More.... ..



Be Inspired Every Day

"It is a good rule to face difficulties at the time they arise,
and not allow them to increase unacknowledged.

- Edward W. Ziegler



Clean Living

  GuarnottaIn the story of the tortoise and the hare, the slow-moving tortoise wins the race against the quick and overly confident hare by pacing himself, proving that speed does not always lead to success. This age-old story has parallels to addiction recovery and shows the value in taking time to get from where you are to where you want to be.Read More...   

Harris_Stratyner_-_Square By Dr. Harris Stratyner, Ph.D || Life certainly was made for living  on a moment by moment basis. The existential dilemmas we encounter can lead to a nihilistic view or one of true optimism - the difference perhaps is related to genetics, biochemistry, the social and political zeitgeist, luck or lack there of, and myriad other phenomena.... Read More...


HortonBy Michelle Horton || If you've ever been stuck in a hard place, wondering the right thing or the best thing to do, it helps to shift perspectives. Read More...

Leo_picture By Rev. Leo Booth || My journey has brought me from traditional Christianity to a metaphysical philosophy that recognizes a powerful divinity existing within each person... Read More...
Joan_headshotBy Joan E. Childs || Just got dumped?  Filed for divorce? Found out your honey had another on the side?  No good guys or gals in sight? 
Don’t worry!  Being solo for a while might be a refreshing surprise. Read More...


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